There comes a time in our life that we use the excuse of not having enough time. I recently learned to use my time even more efficiently. One of the ways is by whenever I am watching a video or etc I sketch.
Just think of the time that you spend watching something and you are just sitting there doing nothing to help benefit you. I am not saying you have to do any of this. What I am saying is you have time. The main thing is you have to determine how you want to use the time.
The simple things that we can do to improve our skills is easy. But the most important thing is that its also easy not to do. I just recently started focusing more on sketching whenever I get the chance. I had to be honest with myself that I was lacking in the aspect of sketching and or I was tired of my working looking all the same.
Be honest with your skills and where you are currently. Remember that the people who are who you aspire to be constantly work on their craft and skills. Time and consistent practice is what matters. If you are talented you will fail if you are not skilled.
Recently I have began to learn that as a freelance designer managing time is such a very important thing to do. Because before I would not have a set schedule of when I would start and stop designing. Also taking on too much work too do. As designer we think oh that magazine is not going to take long to do or designing the logo will only take a few hours.
Well for some that may be the possibility and you have clients that absolutely love everything you do. Then you will have clients that do not love everything you do. You also may end up working extremely long hours and lose track of time. Being able to discipline yourself in regards to time management is vital.
Here’s what I did to start managing my time better
- Have a set schedule
- Start off first doing whats the hardest thing
- Set a designated number of hours I am going to work
- One of the most important things dress as if you are going to work
When you dress as if you are going to work it will put you in a different mindset. I learned this from listening to the Seanwes podcast. Doing the simple things will help make a major difference. The most important thing is paying attention to productivity. If you are busy that’s good but what are you busy doing?